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Articles from the December 22, 2022 edition

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Borough assembly approves Education Incentive Program for child care professionals

The Petersburg Borough Assembly approved an Education Incentive Program, which looks to support...

 

UAS program prepares students for jobs in fishing industry

Everything you could possibly want to know about fish, from their biological characteristics to the...

 

Biggers wins state championship, 5 Viking wrestlers place

For students, seeing eight mats laid out on the floor of the Alaska Airlines Center and an arena...

 

Petersburg will go without ferry service Jan. 11 to Feb. 3

The Alaska Marine Highway System is cutting back on port calls while it sends its ships into their...

 

Yesterday's News News from 25-50-75-100 years ago

December 22, 1922 – The Kake mail boat Trygve broke her tail shaft and went adrift at Point McCartney last Sunday forenoon and for three days consid...

 

School Board passes FY23 budget revision

The Petersburg School District Board unanimously approved a major revision to the FY23 budget...

 

New PSD COVID-19 policy allows for earlier return

During its meeting on Dec. 13, the Petersburg School District Board voted unanimously to amend the d...

 

To the Editor

The case of the purloined judgeship To the Editor: In 1982 our former Representative, Ernie Haugen, persuaded the Alaska Legislature to create a new...

 

Guest Editorial: Just because it's popular doesn't make it right

Newly reelected Gov. Mike Dunleavy last week unveiled his proposed state spending plan for the next budget year. By far, the largest single expense...

 

Wrangell man sentenced to seven years for online enticement of a minor

WRANGELL — Dusty Cowan, 41, of Wrangell, was sentenced to seven years in prison last week for online enticement of a minor and distribution of indec...

 

Police report

December 14 – An officer assisted Emergency Medical Services (EMS) on 7th Street. An officer provided a civil stand-by on South Nordic Drive. An...

 

Court report

November 22, 2022 Magistrate Judge Rachel Newport presided in an arraignment hearing for Maxwell Charles Peeler in the Petersburg District Court. The...

 

Haines embezzlement suspect arrested in Utah

A man who allegedly stole $58,000 from a Haines tour operator earlier this fall was apprehended Dec. 6 in Riverton, Utah, according to Haines Police....

 

Incoming and outgoing state legislators hold joint office hours in Petersburg

Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and Rep. Elect Rebecca Himschoot held two joint public office hours in...

 

South Harbor dredging underway

The South Harbor dredging project has made some progress this month as crews from contractor...

 

Lady Vikings fall to Miss Chiefs in home opener

The Petersburg High School girls basketball team took two tough losses at home last weekend against...

 

Vikings trade wins with Metlakatla Chiefs

The Petersburg High School boys basketball team went toe-to-toe with one of the top teams in the...

 

Alaska crab fishery collapse seen as warning about Bering Sea transformation

Less than five years ago, prospects appeared bright for Bering Sea crab fishers. Stocks were abundant and healthy, federal biologists said, and... Full story

 

Fishery disasters declared for several poor or closed Alaska crab and salmon harvests

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on Friday approved disaster declarations for several... Full story

 

After legislative vote, federal aid to Alaska seafood processors is again delayed

A joint House-Senate committee of the Alaska Legislature voted against accepting $20 million in federal aid to seafood processors, with lawmakers... Full story

 

Fish-farm operator appeals Washington state shutdown order

SEATTLE (AP) — Cooke Aquaculture has filed an appeal against Washington state’s decision to end its leases for fish-farming using net pens in...

 

Here's why food prices remain stubbornly high even as inflation cools

Shoppers hoping for a little relief at the grocery store for their holiday meals will be disappointed by the Consumer Price Index released Tuesday.... Full story

 

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